Turtle Conservation Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
This project runs from the 6th of April until the 14th of September 2020.
Assist with beach clean ups and overnight beach patrols to ensure the safety of nesting turtles and their hatchlings.
Assist with educational outreach programmes in order to create better awareness about sea turtles among residents and tourists.
Snorkel and take photos of sea turtles for photo ID purposes.
This project is based at two locations – the village and the turtle beach. Volunteers follow a 3 day rota with a swap of locations.
Village Location: Volunteers stay in a traditional Malay house in the middle of the only village on the smaller of the Perhentian Islands (Perhentian Kecil).
Beach Location: Volunteers can sleep under the stars on the beach in a hammock or in a beach hut; the beach hut is very simple but sand free with air mattresses.